The Boys cast and writer Eric Kripke have come to the defense of star Erin Moriarty, who plays Starlight on the Prime Video series.
of some horribly misogynistic comments from supposed fans of the show and now, the actress had revealed that she felt ‘silenced’ and ‘dehumanised’ by the sexist comments she had been receiving about her character.
Kripke has now come to the actress’ defence. And he has some very choice words to say to anyone who has a problem with the women of The Boys.
‘Hi trolls! One, this is literally the opposite of the show’s f***ing message. Two, you’re causing pain to real people with real feelings. Be kind. If you can’t be kind, then eat a bag of d***s, f*** off to the sun & don’t watch #TheBoys, we don’t want you. #TheBoysTV,’ he in the tweet.
Homelander actor Antony Starr commented: ‘Amen to that, sir. Be kind people. It’s easy ;)’
This comes in response to a fan-written that Moriarty had recently reposted about the treatment of Starlight on the show.
The post detailed how the fans have completely missed the point of the show with the way they have been treating Starlight.
She then responded to it in an , writing: ‘I do feel silenced. I do feel dehumanised. I do feel paralysed.
‘I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into this role (over and over and over again), I’ve grown UP in this character’s shoes (*emphasis on grown up – we change and evolve mentally AND physically).’
She also thanked the fan for writing the piece and added that the kind of online harassment she has been receiving from fans ‘does break my heart’ and that this kind of trolling is exactly what her character Starlight, whose real name is Annie January, would speak out against.
The Boys is currently back to filming for season four, with the cast sharing behind-the-scenes photos from set and already it sounds like we’re in for another wild ride that could top that exploding penis moment.
One crew member, Stephen Fleet – the VFX supervisor for The Boys – recently tweeted from the set: ‘My eyes can’t unsee what I just saw right now.’
The Boys is available to stream on Prime Video.